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This study examines the process in Hinduism of reinterpreting classical texts and imbuing them with new inspiration. An example is Hariram Vras's "Ras-pancadhyayi", the earliest known Braj Bhasa version of the five chapters of "Bhagavatapurana" on Krsna's Dance with the Gopis. Hariram Vyas, a non-sectarian North Indian Krsna devotee (bkakta), lived around the middle of the 16th centiry in Vrindavan in the Braj area, the newly "discovered" centre of Krsna devotion. Vyas composed many devotional songs in praise of the love of Radha and Krsna but his "Ras-pancadhyayi" is the only longer work (it consists of 30 couplets) and the only one formally based on "Bhagavatapurana". This study consists of an English translation and scholarly edition which takes into account manuscript material. On the basis of the studies text, a comparison with the source text in "Bhagavatapurana" is undertaken. References are also made to the Sanskrit commentary of the theologian Vallabha and to another, slightly later Braj Bhasa recreation by the poet Nanddas. In contrast to the latter, Vyas takes more liberties in creating "Bhagavatapurana" which results in a different portrayal of the Gopis and Krsna, and, above all, in the exaltation of the goddess Radha.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700704262
ISBN-10: 0700704264
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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